… and which Democratic presidential candidates have gotten a free pass from Black Lives Matter?
Level the Playing Field to Public: We’re Not Running Candidates for President. LPF to FEC: Yes, We Certainly Are.
One of the reasons the Americans Elect corporation failed to attract significant public support in its bid to run a privatized candidate for U.S. President in 2012 was that it declared something in public, then actually did the exact opposite in practice — not just once
Will Americans Elect Run a Presidential Candidate in 2016? What Americans Elect Does (and doesn’t) Say
Q. Are you supporting an independent candidate for President in 2016? A. No. Please do not assume that any of the signatories to the Change the Rule letter are committed to voting for an independent candidate in 2016. Individually, we may each decide that the
In November 2013, J. Clifford wrote here about a Green Party that complained about ballot access but wasn’t running candidates. In November 2014, the Maine Green Independent Party ran 13 candidates for state legislature — an impressive feat for a party with very few members and
“Surprisingly surprising is the politics of politics.”– Maine State Representative Jennifer DeChant In the Spring of 2014, the Maine Republican Party political director Justin Richards declared his party had a new strength. “The Maine Senate is absolutely a target for us and the House is
2012 saw the rise of Americans Elect, a corporation that planned to manage the election of its own “centrist” presidential candidate, thanks to insider connections and large cash flows from undisclosed sources. 2012 also saw Americans Elect’s demise, when American citizens elected to stay away
The ancient technology corporation Hewlett Packard (long since KFC’ed to “HP”) is trying to recast itself as young and rebellious with a social media campaign this week. Here’s a sample from the microblogging platform Twitter: Show us what you’re doing to #BendTheRules and get your
Yesterday, I let you know that although Hannaford Supermarkets is Maine’s biggest employer, independent candidate for Maine Governor Eliot Cutler hadn’t gotten any contributions from any Hannaford workers in the Spring of 2014. Instead, he got 8 contributions from the DC megalobbying firm Akin Gump
Today, Independent candidate for Governor of Maine Eliot Cutler met the legally-required deadline for him to send campaign contribution data for the Spring of 2014 to the Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices. I encourage you to take a look at the report
K. of Washington State writes in to Irregular Times with a request: Could you possibly offer a Robert Reich in 2016 bumper sticker? (It’s one way of encouraging him to run. We need a good candidate with a major party affiliation. Independents like Bernard Sanders
Who was College Coordinator for Unity08, the political corporation that that sued for the right to take secret cash donations of unlimited size? Nick Troiano. Who was National Campus Director for Americans Elect, the political corporation that actually did take secret cash donations of unlimited